This week at CAS-ual Fridays the challenge is 'On the Red Carpet' and you're to make a card inspired by a movie.
What a fab challenge, it should produce some very interesting results! I've chosen my favourite film, Moulin Rouge. I loved Baz Luhrmann's Strictly Ballroom and Romeo and Juliet films and couldn't wait to see Moulin Rouge when it came out, the 3rd film in the so called 'Red Curtain Trilogy'. I met hubby after he finished work one evening and we went to see it. I was completely blown away by the sheer joyous madness of it! Spectacular, spectacular indeed! After the film ended I got up, walked out the exit and walked straight back into the cinema foyer and bought tickets for us to see the film again at the next showing later that night. I saw Moulin Rouge about 6 times in 2 weeks as I went with various friends to see it. It was so funny, so sad and utterly entertaining, I fell completely under its spell, I loved that film so much - and I still do!
Come what may, I was determined to make a card for this challenge inspired by my favourite film and when I went to my craft room to make my card I put the soundtrack CD on to inspire me further. The first song is Nature Boy and that gave me the wording for my card. I computer generated the words using the 3-DGoldRush font. I used that gorgeous heart stamp from the SU! You Are Loved set again. I wanted the heart to be black and I wanted to emboss it but I couldn't find my black embossing powder - nor could I find a black pigment ink pad. However, the show must go on, so onto plan B - I inked the stamp in VersaMark ink, then in VersaFine Onyx Black ink, stamped and then heat embossed the image with clear powder. I used square Nesties for the mat and layer. I glued a strip of red glimmer paper to the card before attaching the square. I then cut the sentiment apart, applied the strips, stamped the Love image, cut it out with an oval punch and popped it up. The character Satine in the film was known as the Sparkling Diamond of the Moulin Rouge and the film features the song Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend so adding some clear rhinestones to the card was a must! "The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love...
...and be loved in return." So for inside the card I finished off the sentiment by gluing my die cut onto a black CS strip. I then added a red, sparkly scalloped border and a punched sparkly heart with a rhinestone. I wasn't entirely sure how my scallop punch would handle the SU! glimmer paper but it worked fine - phew! For the envelope flap, I stamped the heart and punched part of it out with the SU! Full Heart punch.
Right, I'm off to make a cuppa, grab the tissues and load up the DVD player!
Stamps: SU! You Are Loved set
CS: PaperMania square white card blank, SU! Real Red, Basic Black & Whisper White, SU! Red Glimmer Paper
Ink: VersaMark, Versafine Onyx Black, SU! Real Red
Tools: Square Nestabilities dies, SU! Scallop Edge Border, Full Heart & Large Oval punches, X Cut heart punch, Hero Arts 'Small Tag Frame' Frame Cuts die
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Basic Rhinestones, clear embossing powder, SU! Dimensionals